Helped out with the Girls Program on Wednesday. I'm a gem in the firmament, a saint, have enough brownie points in Heaven to start my own bakery when i get there.
After we had finished cleaning up around 8 i sat down in a chair and realized my legs were sore. My mother pointed out i had been on my feet pretty much all day. Oh yeah, 3:30-8pm i was on my feet almost that entire time.
I mostly helped out down in the kitchen with Seamus (who says “pasta” with a flat “a” while still having an Irish accent, and who plays golf at the country club in my town -- i keep forgetting we have a country club, ‘cause it’s not like we’re Newton or anything -- once a week).
Saw my first unmarked police car Thursday. This little green car blew by lights/siren blaring when i was walking back to South Station.
One of ladyvivien’s recent posts reminded me that one reason i should really have a non-driver ID is so i can have an organ donor sticker. With this whole looming grad school thing, though, i feel like i should wait, since that’s only a year away and if i get into grad school i’ll have a new permanent address for some years.
ladyvivien has also been looking at www.nogaymarriage.com. Responding to "Foster-care parents will be required to undergo "sensitivity training" to rid themselves of bias in favor of traditional marriage, and will have to affirm homosexuality in children and teens." she writes:
So, tell me: Have YOU</b> affirmed a homosexual today?Oh, and big thanks to sarah_p.
Mailed packages on Friday. Still need antheia’s address.
On Saturday i actually went through some of the crap in my room (and made it less of a death trap in the process) and updated my wishlist. And i finally found my financial aid folder. It was in the one place i hadn’t looked, where i had brilliantly put it so that it would be easily accessible (during June i went through every single box i brought back from school, twice, looking for this thing).
Went to the Congregational Church on Sunday. The sermon was The Declaration of Independence with Scriptures Genesis 12:1-3 and Revelations 21:1-3, which impressed me. He started by talking about the long history of divisiveness in this country (American Revolution: one-third of colonists opposed, one-third took no side) and said that democracy is messy but that we’re still here 200-something years later because faith in the basic goodness of humanity is crucial to democracy. And he said that the “Proud to Be an American” bumper stickers are problematic because to have been born into the richest nation in the world, the freest nation in the world, is something to feel blessed about, but that we should not feel proud of something we had no part in. I liked that a lot.
America, America, God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood...